Water Quality Monitoring Buoys Placed in 16 Iowa Lakes
Posted: 04/10/2012
DES MOINES - Iowa State University has begun installing water quality monitoring equipment in 16 Iowa lakes to collect data during the 2012 ice-free season that will help identify what factors lead up to harmful algal blooms, which is a major water quality impairment for Iowa lakes.

The study is being conducted in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Hazard buoys mark the location of the equipment, which is beneath the water surface and officials are asking the public to not disturb the buoys. 

The following lakes will be part of the monitoring study:
  1. Arrowhead Lake, Sac
  2. Badger Lake, Webster
  3. Beeds Lake, Franklin
  4. Big Spirit Lake, Dickinson
  5. Black Hawk Lake, Sac
  6. Center Lake, Dickinson
  7. East Lake, Clarke
  8. Five Island Lake, Palo Alto
  9. George Wyth Lake, Black Hawk
  10. Lake Keomah, Mahaska
  11. Lake Orient, Adair
  12. Lower Gar Lake, Dickinson
  13. Rock Creek Lake, Jasper
  14. Silver Lake, Palo Alto
  15. Silver Lake, Dickinson
  16. Springbrook Lake, Guthrie